I recently bought a new computer that had XP Home installed on it. I want to upgrade to XP Professional. I read somewhere that Microsoft would have a step upgrade (price $125) for those wanting to upgrade from XP Home to XP Professional. However, I cannot find it anywhere. So, am I stuck having to shell out $200 for the regular XP Professional Upgrade package? Has anyone had any experience(s) upgrading from XP Home to XP Professional?
1. RE: XP Home to XP Professional Step Upgrade lbyard Jan-22-02 06:48 PM In response to message 0
2. RE: XP Home to XP Professional Step Upgrade karlpl Jan-22-02 07:31 PM In response to message 1
The reason I want XP Pro is for IIS and encryption of data files. XP Home doesn't include a personal web server nor can it encrypt files. I need the personal web server so I can develop web sites.
3. RE: XP Home to XP Professional Step Upgrade lbyard Jan-22-02 08:36 PM In response to message 2
I develop web sites without a local web server. I used to run IIS on NT, but found using the C: drive worked better and was certainly faster. IIS may be needed if you are going to do fancier stuff (than this web site). However, I believe I would setup Linux before I would use IIS again. Larry
4. RE: XP Home to XP Professional Step Upgrade karlpl Jan-22-02 08:58 PM In response to message 3
Here's a web site that gives details on the step upgrade: